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Executive Assistant - Are you ready for a change?

Full Time - Christchurch

  • Are you energetic and enjoy balancing competing priorities?
  • Are you experienced in supporting senior executives?
  • Drive your career forward in this exciting role

About the company

Ashton Wheelans has a proud history that goes beyond 50 years and has built a reputation as a leading-edge chartered accountant firm both in the Canterbury & Kaiapoi districts and recently in Central Otago.

Ashton Wheelans services a strong and varied client base that comes from a rich variety of industries. But there is a constant need to keep moving in business, and Ashton Wheelans is responding to that in several ways. It’s not just technology that’s changing but the way they do things - it’s part of their focus and values.

In order to keep the business moving forward, the Ashton Wheelans Partner and Associate Group needs a motivated Executive Assistant to ensure the work gets done and the Group meets its business objectives. Sound like you?

About the opportunity

Reporting to Ashton Wheelans Partner and Associate Group, as well as providing proactive support to the General Manager and People and Capability Manager, the Executive Assistant will provide day to day general office administration support. In doing this, the Executive Assistant will: 

  • Assist in the implementation of company projects through co-ordination, administration, research and analysis; 
  • Planning and running key events including client functions;
  • Attend all Board meetings and take minutes to be disseminated to all attendees;
  • Proofreading the Board Report to ensure its ready for distribution – and ensuring the report is distributed to the Board members in full and on time;
  • Assist the People and Capability Manager with human resource requirements as needed;
  • Draft compelling, timely and appropriate communications on behalf of the Partners to ensure effective organisation-wide communication;
  • Support and proactively manage the calendar and diaries of the Ashton Wheelans Partners and Associates;
  • Support the General Manager with general administrative tasks as needed.

This is an exciting and fast paced role that will suit a motivated and talented all-rounder who wants to further develop their commercial skills and business acumen and is willing to get stuck into anything and everything to get the job done. Is this you?

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have at least three years’ experience as an Executive/Personal Assistant to a senior executive or professional.  A strong communicator; you will thrive in an environment where you are accountable for your work and innately know how to build positive working relationships across an organisation.  You’re empathetic yet organised and structured in your approach which allows you to connect with people.  Confident, attentive to detail and service focused, you will enjoy the satisfaction of exceeding the expectations of your internal customers with your exceptional work.

As you will understand, the role of an Executive Assistant is broad ranging in responsibilities and in this organisation requires an energetic person who is happy to pitch in and is not afraid to step up to take responsibility for those “must do” jobs.

In return, you will be rewarded with an opportunity to be involved integrally across this highly successful commercial organisation and drive you career forward. Are you ready to take this step?

How to apply

To discover more about Ashton Wheelans,  visit https://www.ashtonwheelans.co.nz/

For a confidential discussion about the role; contact Pia Warren on 027 2535 203 or by email to pia@deciphergroup.co.nz 

Applications close: Wednesday, 6th November 2019 

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